All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

Introducing a Simple Portfolio Planning Method

Introducing a Simple Portfolio Planning Method

SAFe Updates

The SAFe Portfolio Level has been evolving rapidly.  Today, it incorporates a Lean-Agile budgeting model, a Kanban system for business and enabler epics, guidance for coordinating multiple Value Streams, connection to the enterprise business strategy, and more. But outside of the portfolio Kanban system, it hasn’t provided much actual guidance on planning for the implementation of epics. We’d like to close that gap bit with an incremental step that advances the toolset for the SAFe Portfolio. Please check out the new guidance article here. The.

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Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0.

Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0.

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Some of you already know that one of my technical pursuits over the last few years has been to better understand and describe the way in which enterprises can apply Agile methods to building big and important systems, specifically “high assurance” systems that have an unacceptably high social or economic cost of failure. We see these systems in our everyday lives—automotive and aeronautic systems, defense systems, medical devices, systems that control our financial.

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One of Australia’s big four banks takes on ‘Mission Impossible’ with a SAFe Quickstart

One of Australia’s big four banks takes on ‘Mission Impossible’ with a SAFe Quickstart

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a ‘one-team’ culture.” —Em Campbell-Pretty, Context Matters This latest case study comes to us  from one of Australia’s big four banks, adding to  a growing trend of financial and banking organizations turning to SAFe. When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer..

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New Case Study: Cisco leverages SAFe to improve quality, productivity, and employee satisfaction

New Case Study: Cisco leverages SAFe to improve quality, productivity, and employee satisfaction

Case Studies SAFe Updates

This latest case study from Cisco reveals some impressive results—40% defect reduction—from their first round with SAFe, plus a number of other benefits that have convinced their IT folks to integrate SAFe as a key part of their strategy to deliver customer value. Not bad for the largest networking company in the world. Working on the Cisco® Subscription Billing Platform (SPB),  they launched three Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in 2015, and worked together to build.

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Agile2016 Preview: Hardware Development and More

Agile2016 Preview: Hardware Development and More

Events SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

I’m looking forward to meeting with many of you at Agile2016, which is just a couple of weeks away. Together with my co-presenter, Harry Koehnemann from 321 Gang, we created a short video to help you guys get a sense of what are we going to talk about as part of our presentation: “Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix.” Here is the video: Also, I’m sure you will be interested to.

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SAFe Foundations makeover delivers faster, simpler introduction to SAFe

SAFe Foundations makeover delivers faster, simpler introduction to SAFe

Foundations SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Steve Jobs notes that simplicity is harder than complexity. We get that. With a framework as robust as SAFe, distilling the essence of the underlying concepts into the shortest possible format can prove to be daunting, but with this latest release of the SAFe Foundations 4.0  video, I think we’ve met the challenge. The video has had an extreme makeover and should be a great tool for anyone tasked with communicating the concepts behind SAFe. Compared.

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SAFe helps HP Enterprise improve quality by 20% while delivering faster

SAFe helps HP Enterprise improve quality by 20% while delivering faster

Case Studies Customer Stories SAFe Updates

  “With a proven framework, we can deliver solutions much faster and with less effort. SAFe® defines the roles, teams, activities and artifacts to apply Lean and Agile principles at enterprise scale, and provides outstanding training and coaching materials to increase our chance of success.” —Peter Vollmer, Distinguished Technologist at HPE At the newly formed HPE, small steps were the key to Agile success. In the newly published HPE case study, you’ll find inspiration in.

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Just released! SAFe 4.0 Leading SAFe LiveLessons video training

Just released! SAFe 4.0 Leading SAFe LiveLessons video training

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

With so many enterprises adopting SAFe over the years, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what the success stories have in common. One thing we know for certain—implementations that deliver results may vary somewhat in context and execution, but all share a common attribute; a workforce well trained and educated in SAFe practices, and a desire for continuous learning and improvement. Experience tells us that face-to-face training is ideal, but realities in the field.

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An Essential Update on Essential SAFe

An Essential Update on Essential SAFe

Essential SAFe SAFe Updates

Earlier this year, we published our first draft of the Essential SAFe® Big Picture via blog post. Since then, we have received lots of comments, from the blog, our classroom settings, direct customer and analyst feedback, and more. It’s compellingly obvious that this simpler, essential view is a clear aid to understanding the minimum roles and practices that are necessary to be successful with a SAFe implementation. Simple is good. Feedback is good, too. To that end, we have now incorporated the.

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3 years later: SEI’s CIO looks back at their SAFe journey

3 years later: SEI’s CIO looks back at their SAFe journey

Case Studies Customer Stories

We always like to hear about early wins from new adopters of the Framework, but of course the real test of any method lies in how well it serves an organization over time. SEI—a leading global provider of wealth management solutions—launched their first ART in early 2014, and saw some impressive results: 20%-25% increase in client satisfaction Reduced code branching from 5 – 7 on average to a single code branch Delivered higher value business.

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